New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson sets a significant goal for himself in this upcoming 2019 season.
In 2019, Robby Anderson will be entering his fourth season in the NFL, all with the New York Jets. Thus far in his career, Anderson has been a reliable target as far as the Jets air attack is concerned. However, he’s never been overly-spectacular for Gang Green.
Last season, with a new rookie quarterback in Sam Darnold, Anderson caught 50 balls for 752 yards and six touchdowns. They’re not horrible numbers, but they don’t rise to the expectations that Anderson sets for himself.
Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Anderson has recognized his mediocre numbers from last year and has set a specific goal for himself when it comes to the future.
“That was a down year for me,” Anderson said. “I know my capabilities. I know what I want to become… and that’s the best receiver in the NFL.”
“My eyes are on the prize more than ever. I’m just more focused than ever.”
As a receiver on a team that features a young starting quarterback—Darnold will be entering his second year at 22 years old in 2019—Anderson needs to develop a connection with the man throwing him the ball.
Along with the other targets, Anderson needs to run crisp routes and master the art of gaining separation in order to take some of the pressure off of Darnold.
The Jets will go into next season looking to mightily improve from their 4-12 outing in 2018. They have many new faces to help get it done as well.
With a new head coach in Adam Gase, a new running back in Le’Veon Bell, a new general manager in Joe Douglas along with newly-acquired linebacker CJ Mosley, the Jets will look to become contenders in 2019.